US Open: Raducanu & Boulter through to second round

Emma Raducanu and Katie Boulter have reached the second round of qualifying for the US Open with two comfortable victories

18 year old Raducanu, took just 61 minutes to breeze past the Dutch woman Bibiane Schoofs s 6-1 6-2.

If Raducanu makes it through her opening round, she will face either 19-year-old Daria Snigur, currently ranked world No 207, or 23-year-old world No 167 Miriam Bolkvadze

Boulter, who is 190th in the world, beat Gabriella Price 6-3 6-2.

Jodie Burrage and Harriet Dart also won their first-round matches while Liam Broady advanced in the men’s section.

Burrage, 22, claimed a 6-4 6-1 win against American Robin Montgomery while Dart battled past Peyton Stearns 6-3 4-6 6-3.

Broady won 6-4 6-1 against Japan’s Tatsuma Ito.

What Raducanu & Boulter must do next for the US Open

Players must come through three rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw of the US Open, which begins on 30 August.

Raducanu enjoyed a memorable run to the fourth round of Wimbledon before against Ajla Tomljanovic. Her tournament was cut short to breathing difficulties.

She, Boulter and Burrage are all bidding to reach the main draw at Flushing Meadows for the first time.

Fellow Briton Francesca Jones won her first match on Tuesday, beating American Elizabeth Mandlik 3-6 6-0 6-3.

In other news

Serena Williams will not be able Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam record at the US open. SHe has pulled put a day before before the draw was due to take place with a hamstring injury

Williams,career tally of 23 Grand Slam triumphs leaves her one short of the Australian record of 24 wins in major singles tournaments. Flushing Meadows will not be one of the venues that she will break the record on

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